Witches – The Fates

Bands showing off their musical intersectionality is one of my absolute favorite things to discover. Artists who blur the line between genres and sounds are just the most interesting ones to listen to. You question what you’re listening to a bit, so you’re listening more attentively to the record. You just dig deeper and deeper to find the thing that explains the record or artist only to find yourself finding more and more that confuses you. The confusion may be a nice thing to have in this particular case, but it’s still there. France’s Witches are just such a band,…

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Make Them Suffer – How to Survive a Funeral

Change is inevitable and is always accompanied with some level of discomfort. Miles Davis said it best: “It’s not about standing still and becoming safe. If anybody wants to keep creating, they have to be about change.” Make Them Suffer are no stranger to the term and have gone through some form of a change on every album they have released. How to Survive a Funeral is the fourth full length from the Perth, Australia band and sees them once again, shifting direction.  To those unfamiliar, the band signed to Roadrunner Records in 2012 and released their debut full length,…

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Doomsday – May 2020

A thousand warmest greetings unto thee, Heaviest of Heavy Bloggers! I hope everyone is continuing to stay safe and sane during this mega weird ass time and despite the allure of the warming weather outside. Yes, I know this column is supposed to be about the soundtrack of doom and gloom, but I will readily admit that I enjoy a nice sunny day walk in my neighborhood and the occasional jaunt through the wilderness. I’m going to get on a quick soapbox here and say PLEASE BE SAFE, KEEP SOCIAL DISTANCE, LISTEN TO YOUR LOCAL ELECTED OFFICIALS, AND WEAR A…

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Cool People Column – 05/26/20

It’s been said that there’s more to life than music and, while we remain sceptical, we’ve decided to test the premise with our new bi-weekly Cool People Column! Noyan and Eden already bring you great pop culture recommendations and discussions each week on Heavy Pod is Heavy, but why should they get to have all the fun? (Just because they essentially maintain and run the blog itself? I think not!) Now it’s the rest of the staff’s turn to share all the cool things from beyond the world of music that have been tickling their fancy over the last fortnight;…

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